So I just thought I’d share my thoughts on a recent solar power installation that Commercial Utility Solutions completed on a cattle farm just outside of Mitchell in Queensland.
Now, like most people in Queensland, the homeowner had notice that the price of electricity had dramatically increased from July 1st this year, where his electricity price per kilowatt had increased by roughly 18%. Being a large cattle farm in the area, occasionally they would have power outages. The electricity would go off for up to four days at a time. The homeowner has multiple fridges on the farm. So as you can imagine, at times they would lose food and frozen meat etc, that would spoil because the power would go off for days at a time. Because of these power outages it certainly made a very strong case for Solar Power Mitchell.
On top of the electricity supply issues, the homeowner had a lot of trouble finding a suitable solar company to give him a solution to these problems because they were in a slightly remote location. But once again, we were more than happy to do a little bit of travelling and get the job done.
So after discussion about the power outages, as well as the high price of electricity, and the remote location, the end solution for his electricity needs was to install a solar power system with a hybrid solar power inverter and of course a solar power battery for backup power. The obvious solution here was the SolaX hybrid solar power inverter, the SKSU5000E is the model name. This particular inverter allows the customer to run the solar power in off grid mode because it does have an emergency power supply feature. So if the electricity grid go out, which would cause problems with the food supplies going out of date. The solar will automatically switch itself over into off grid mode so the customer will always have electricity. The way it works is that their home will draw their power from their LG Chem Solar battery overnight, and use the energy being generated from the Q Cells Solar panels straight off their roof and into their home during the daylight hours. Any excess electricity they don’t use during the daylight hours will feed back into the Solar batteries and the cycle continues until the electricity grid comes back on.
The customer’s electricity account was well over $1,000 per quarter, and I would certainly expect them to save somewhere in the area of at least $2,000 per year. All in all, an enjoyable installation. We will certainly keep an eye on this particular job with the solar monitoring we have installed. I have a company rule to install solar monitoring on all Commercial Utility Solutions installations, just so we can make sure that if there is ever an issue with a customers solar power installation in the future, Commercial Utility Solutions can provide ongoing service and support. Our goal is to help you save money and to also do our bit to save the environment. And we can’t do that if your solar ever has a issue.
Peak Sun Output 5 hours approximately
6kwh Residential Solar Power Installation will produce an average of 30kwh per day approx.
Expected saving from the solar Power will be approximately between $2,000 per annum approx
This installation can be run in off grid power mode if the electricity grid ever go’s down.
Solar Power Mitchell Qld 4465
SolaX Hybrid Inverter with LC Chem 9.8kwh Solar battery